Respect Life/Pro-Life Ministry at Sacred Heart
The Parish-wide Respect Life /Pro-Life Ministry works to promote respect for human life, created in the image and likeness of God, from conception to natural death. Every person is unique and special, and each of us has a responsibility to God, to self and to others, to nurture, protect and sustain life at all stages. The Respect Life Outreach is part of the Archdiocesan Office of Marriage and Family Life whose mission is to assist and encourage all Christians to fulfill their call to holiness.
Works to promote life are initiated directly by the parish and school, and some works are also carried out in collaboration with local and international ministries and organizations with the common goal of fostering life as God's most basic gift. We support each other and become a visible witness in the community to pray for God's grace and intervention. We provide resources and witness to those searching and in need of assistance. A billboard in the Robbinsdale/Minneapolis area is sponsored by the Church of the Sacred Heart Respect Life Committee and is used for education for all in the truth about life beginning at conception.
Resources at the parish level are obtained by a liaison in contact with the Archdiocesan Office and areas of involvement following guidelines put forth in the USCCB's Pastoral Plan for Prolife Activities which include Education, Outreach, Public Policy, Prayer and Worship. The Respect Life Program launches on Respect Life Sunday, the first Sunday of October. See the calendar for specific parish pro-life activities.
Sacred Heart Church in Robbinsdale has a special focus on pro-life as we are located less than a third of a mile from a provider of one of the highest rates of abortion in the State of Minnesota.
Respect Life Calendar
Weekly bulletin column of Respect Life activities, events, organizations, etc.
Sacred Heart Prolife Billboard Fund/Project since 2012
Weekly — Rosaries for Life, Sat. 10-11am, led by Fr. Thomas Dufner at Chapel of the Innocent, 3821 West Broadway next to the abortion mill.
Prayer Service for Life at Cathedral & March for Life at the Capitol on Jan. 22
Robbinsdale Women's Center Fundraising Dinner
40 Days for Life--begins Ash Wednesday
Good Friday Prayer Vigil at Planned Parenthood
Mothers’ Day Flower Sale
"Walk for Life" benefit for the Robbinsdale Women's Center
Respect Life Booth at Fun Fest
40 Days for Life begins--last Wed. in September
Respect Life Sunday
Pro-Life Action Ministries Fundraising Dinner
Cemetery of the Innocent
40 Days for Life--final day 1st Sunday in November
Baby Jesus Shower